About GU

Who we are

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS, est. 1887, Lillehammer, Norway, is an award-winning and innovative textile manufacturer that specializes in wool. With the entire production process under one roof, from raw material to finished product, we can guarantee flexibility and superior quality.

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS is currently one of Europe's leading suppliers of furniture fabric. Design is our passion, the very core of our business, and by cooperating with a dynamic network of global designers in different areas, we remain constantly innovative.

As the only vertically integrated manufacturer of design fabrics in Scandinavia, we have the entire production process under one roof. This means that we are flexible with our technical abilities, in addition to working with an unlimited colour palette.

The best textile manufacturer in the world is from Lillehammer, Norway.

Key figures

Norway
17.12.2018 12:25

Norway

Every second bunad in Norway has fabrics from GU.

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Production
17.12.2018 12:25

Production

GU produces 600,000 meters of fabric annually.

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Design
17.12.2018 12:26

Design

GU has received the Award for Design Excellence 20 times for 23 products.

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Certification

Environmental management

ISO 14001: 2015

This describes our environmental management system, which is part of our management system. The goal is to continuously improve ourselves in relation to external influences of the environment, in terms of pollution of air, water or land.

Quality management

ISO 9001: 2015

This describes our quality assurance system, which is part of our management system. It consists of routines that are necessary to control our work quality, to ensure product quality and to ensure continuous improvement. This includes quality management, product design, customer management, document control, internal training, internal audits and management evaluation.

More news

Norwegian wool - a sustainable choice
30.01.2020 15:23

Norwegian wool - a sustainable choice

Lillehammer, Norway, is situated at the gateway to the majestic valley Gudbrandsdalen, the cradle of Norwegian folklore and national identity. This is the home of the small, but internationally acclaimed woolen mill, Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik (GU). Established in 1887, we have vast and advanced expertise in utilizing the unique properties of wool. We use only the highest quality wool, and the majority of the wool used in our production is locally sourced. Wool from the Norwegian sheep is processed further into yarn before it is woven, dyed and finished for upholstery fabrics and bunad fabric, making our fabrics an excellent, sustainable choice.

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Bardal launched in new colours
07.09.2019 10:13

Bardal launched in new colours

GU young classic launched in new and wider colour collection.

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Heddal Stitched
27.08.2019 13:47

New product Heddal Stitched

Designed by Ragnhild Nordhagen, colours in collaboration with Christiane Müller

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